Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-336

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 25, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Attempted Robbery

    Deputies want to identify suspect seen in surveillance photos.
    • Wednesday
    • June 24, 2015
    • Time: 3:24 PM
    • Ross
    • 12775 Citrus Park Drive
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:

     
    Black male, 15-18 years of age, 5'6”-5'9”, short hair. Last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

    Suspect vehicle: dark-colored, 4-door compact vehicle

    Details:

    On June 24, 2015 at 3:24 p.m., four black males and one Hispanic female exited the Ross located at 12775 Citrus Plaza Drive in Tampa. The group walked to their vehicle, a dark-colored 4-door compact vehicle, which was parked next to the victim's vehicle. One of the black males approached the victim, who was sitting in her mother's vehicle while playing her Nintendo DS. The male started banging on the passenger door of the victim's vehicle with closed fists and was yelling for the victim to give up the Nintendo DS. As the male turned away, the victim assumed he was getting into his vehicle and she opened her door. The suspect reached into the victim's vehicle and tried to steal the Nintendo DS. The victim turned away and the suspect scratched her hand, but was unable to remove any property. The suspect then entered his vehicle and left the scene.

     
    Anyone with any information reference the suspect or those that were seen with him is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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